06-05-2016, 02:18 PM (This post was last modified: 06-05-2016, 02:20 PM by joiwind.)
It's the same for all tray icons and no, no sensor name of those icons in the sensors window as seen in the screenshot below.
Also when I go to Rename in the right-click menu on one of the sensors I get the result in the other screenshot where Current name is blank. If I add a new name it doesn't stick and if I go back to the Original name, that doesn't stick either ...
That's odd. After resetting preferences all should be back to default, so the tray icons should not appear automatically until configured again. Does that happen? If not, it means there's some problem with storing/accessing preferences that also messes up all the custom settings like sensor titles.
HWiNFO doesn't have a service, what service is there running ?
Infact, it's not a service, it's a kernel driver : C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\HWiNFO32.SYS and so can't be stopped anyway.
I've done a clean uninstall/install but with still the same result so I guess you're right : there's some problem with storing/accessing preferences that also messes up all the custom settings like sensor titles. I'll get back later after perhaps doing an uninstall/install in safe mode.
Driver is OK, that has no influence on those settings.
Are you perhaps using some antivirus that might be blocking HWiNFO ?
You might try the following:
1. Close HWiNFO
2. Run "regedit" from command line (Win+R)
3. Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\HWiNFO32
4. Delete the entire key
Non-portable preferences are stored in the registry. So all settings you apply to sensors and some others that are specific to the local machine tested.
Setting in the main "Settings" box are stored in the INI file as these are deemed portable.